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NDMP backups failing with exit code 99

Level 3

Hi Techs/Specialists

Please help, my NDMP backups are failing with exit code 99. Please see below. Runnign NBU 6.0MP6

18/01/2012 09:21:27 - connecting
18/01/2012 09:21:27 - connected; connect time: 00:00:00
18/01/2012 09:21:32 - mounted
18/01/2012 09:21:32 - positioning EVP428 to file 5
18/01/2012 09:21:33 - positioned EVP428; position time: 00:00:01
18/01/2012 09:21:33 - begin writing
18/01/2012 10:01:27 - Error ndmpagent(pid=4652) MOVER_HALTED unexpected reason = 3 (NDMP_MOVER_HALT_INTERNAL_ERROR)      
18/01/2012 10:01:29 - Error ndmpagent(pid=4652) NDMP_LOG_ERROR 0 SnapSure file system creation fails     
18/01/2012 10:01:30 - Error ndmpagent(pid=4652) DATA_HALTED error, reason = 2 (NDMP_DATA_HALT_ABORTED)      
18/01/2012 10:01:32 - Error ndmpagent(pid=4652) NDMP backup failed, path = /root_vdm_1/MP-1/SOS      
18/01/2012 10:01:46 - end writing; write time: 00:40:13
NDMP backup failure(99)


Level 6
Partner Accredited Certified

A couple of questions first please:

1. has this ever worked or is it a new implementation

2. Has anything changed recently - configuration etc. - does the volume still actually exist

3. How many other NDMP streams are running at the same time on this client

4. Make / model of NDMP device


Level 6

i think you are facing issue with EMC celera NAS box

as per the logs it is failing b'coz unable to create snapshot on NAS box & unable to create snapshot b'coz there might be not enough space in storage pool on EMC.

kindly run below command on EMC

fs_ckpt <filesystem_name> -name Testing -Create

i m sure above command will fail

Level 6

Level 3

From your backup path, it appears you are using an EMC Celerra. Your backup path should be the path to the root of the file system, not the path to your vdm. If you were to do a full recovery, you would def. want to have the entire file system backed up. Plus, there is no need to back up invidiual vdm's in multiple policies (or paths in a policy) when you can get them all by backing up the file system.

In your NDMP policy, go to the backup selections tab. First, ensure you have the directve in place to take a snapshot and back up the snapshot:



Then identify the file system to back up. The syntax would be:

/filesystem (where filesystem is the name of your filesytem that root_vdm_1 resides)

Level 6

We had same situation, as Yogesh9881 said you may run out space in the volume. This makes it fail with the 99.